Bordeaux 2014: between 08 and 10 in quality
The CEO of Château Palmer and sales director of Pichon-Baron have tentatively hailed the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux as the best since 2010.
Star toasts mega deal with $20k Moët
Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton celebrated signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest in US sports history, with a $20k bottle of Moët.
The world of wine needn’t be an intimidating gauntlet of unexplainable terms and stuffy etiquette, but being aware of some common pitfalls can’t hurt.
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The organisers of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016 have updated supporters on the line-up as they promised to deliver an event “worthy of our industry and ambitions”.
A beer supposedly named after the town of Fücking in Austria has sparked round of complaints after its ads appeared on the website of a political party.
Symington has released a special edition of its Graham’s Six Grapes Port – Winston Churchill’s favoured Port.
Are you a Gordon’s gin drinker who loves black pudding, or perhaps a Casillero del Diablo fan who can’t resist a pub quiz?
MPs have voted in favour of scrapping the UK’s forced ‘beer tie’ pub model, effectively ending landlords’ obligation to buy beer from their owners.
Ahead of a vote by MPs today, the British Beer & Pub Association has claimed the “beer-tie” arrangement with landlords is positive.
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US auction house Hart Davis Hart is hoping to see out the year in style with a sale it hopes will net between US$4-$7 million.
In the second of a two-part interview Peter Sisseck, the Danish winemaker behind Pingus, explains how Ribera del Duero went astray.
Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs gives his insight, particularly in relation to Bordeaux, on the Liv-ex Power 100 list of the world’s top-performing fine wines.
The results of the drinks business Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters have been revealed, highlighting the style’s medal-winning wines.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann has released a US$785 Champagne sabre in collaboration with Barneys New York.
Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.
Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus has opened a fourth shop in Shoreditch, adding to its sites in Soho, Knightsbridge and the City of London.
Champagne tastes of Asia are undergoing real change, according to Dominique Moreau of Champagne house Marie Courtin.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.